Our Projects
Explore MMDC's collaborations and projects that make our district more ​​vibrant, prosperous, and equitable.
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Business Feature: Sheet Cake Gallery

Sheet Cake Gallery opened in Memphis' Edge District in December 2023. Owner Lauren Kennedy shares her story and her vision for the gallery.  

2023 MMDC Real Estate Report

Overview of MMDC's 2023 Real Estate Investments, Grants, and Planning Activities

Sheet Cake Gallery Adds a Splash of Color to the Edge District

A sweet, new haven for art enthusiasts has made its home in the Edge District! Sheet Cake Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and consulting practice in Memphis, focusing on artists based in and connected to the regional South.


Whether you are an employee, student, small business owner, supporter, or community member, the Medical District means something unique to each of us and we all contribute to the District's success in our own way.

Cleveland Corridor Vision Book

MMDC, and our partners at LRK, engaged the neighborhood for input across three nodes of Cleveland St. to create the Cleveland Corridor Vision Book.

Viet Hoa Market

In 2018, MMDC began conversations with Cleveland Street's Viet Hoa Market on a facade improvement and expansion project.

Mind Your Business Series

Entrepreneurs all over Memphis are now getting the unique opportunity to hear from the experts at “Mind Your Business,” a new educational platform of classes featuring panels with local Memphis professionals. 

Business Highlight: Riko’s Kickin Chickin

Beginning as a food truck in 2014, the husband and wife duo got the idea to open up a brick-and-mortar location after serving Youth Villages on Super Sunday. A local landlord at the event suggested they look into the Madison Heights neighborhood of the Medical District. Soon after, they decided to make the leap and open up shop at 1329 Madison Ave.

Discover the District Tours

Discover the District tours provide an opportunity to experience the people and place of the Medical District.

BAM Thrift Shop - Madison Heights

In collaboration with the Center City Development Corporation, the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC), MMDC supported facade improvements to BAM Thrift Shop and Cozy Corner Cafe.


BJ Chester-Tamayo believes in doing things right, even if they may take longer than you’d like. When she first leased space in 1997 to open a restaurant named for her mother Alcenia, she knew that if the landlord ever wanted to sell, she wanted to be the one to buy.


BOXLOT was a temporary retail activation built from shipping containers. Its mission was to create opportunities for local small business owners to test their business models and to provide an example of how these activations can catalyze development in a neighborhood.